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Saudi: Jeddah launches latest leisure destination along Corniche

Jeddah South Obhur is part of a 1,000,000m2 masterplan for the area along the Jeddah Corniche

Jeddah South Obhur render

Saudi Arabia has inaugurated a prime waterfront development, Jeddah South Obhur, which will cover a 205,000m2 area within the port city of Jeddah.

Jeddah South Obhur, which opened to visitors last week, is the city’s latest redeveloped public space and includes key amenities such as a sea promenade, sandy beaches and plenty of open green areas in addition to pedestrian pathways, cycling track, and multi-purpose plazas, as well as an economic zone nearby.

The development, managed by the Jeddah Municipality, also features kids’ playgrounds, swimming beaches, a marina, food carts, and retail zones.

The Jeddah South Obhur project was inaugurated by Prince Badr bin Sultan, the deputy emir of the Makkah Region, at a special ceremony held in the presence of Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing Majed Al Hogail, Mayor of Jeddah Governorate Engineer Saleh Al Turki, and other senior officials on 13 November.

Jeddah South Obhur is part of a 1,000,000m2 masterplan for the area along the Jeddah Corniche south of the Obhur creek being developed by TTZ Group.

Bahjah project

The ceremony also witnessed the launch of another development: Bahjah, a wider campaign aimed at creating an ideal urban environment for citizens and residents alike in all cities of the kingdom, of which the Jeddah South Obhur is a part.

The Bahjah project aims to develop active urban areas, such as parks and urban interventions in cities and residential areas in order to improve residents’ quality of life and well-being.

Leading companies including Al Othaim, Leejam, Dinar Holding, Zoyouf, Knight Frank, and Anderson Saudi Arabia will be collaborating on Bahjah’s services and facilities.

“The project scope includes development and renovation of public parks and gardens, providing kids’ play areas, and urban sites prepared for active and joyful experiences in nature that enhance community cohesion and social well-being that encourage participation in community sports, giving individuals a sense of the environment and a sense of the spirit of the people around them,” said Al Hogail.

With launch of the Bahjah project, the ministry seeks to unify the efforts of the mayoralties in improving the quality of life for residents, achieving the goals of open spaces and enhancing the satisfaction of city residents and visitors, added Al Hogail.